“Inside Out,” A Review

Part innovation, part flagrant stereotype: just a few notes on Inside Out. I’ll start with Sadness because I felt a lot of resonance there. I read a critique of the film that Sadness’ character “normalizes depression,” but maybe we need a dose of that. […]

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Dream Big…But Don’t Act On It

Five weeks ago, I started taking myself seriously as a writer. I mean, not only did I start honoring, rather than trying to hide (from God and myself) or apologizing for, the one thing I’ve wanted since June of 1990 (I was […]

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How to Be a Good Friend

I got this blog topic request from a heartbreakingly sweet friend and old housemate: discuss what means to be a good friend. I am so grateful for this question, which is why it took a while to clarify my thoughts here because I don’t […]

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Waiting for Hello

We’ve all heard it – social media is making far less social and far more isolated than ever before. Loneliness, which is deadly, is skyrocketing, effecting more and more people, and, amazingly, when I posted about this problem on Facebook and how […]

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